March 6, 2020
Charlotte Douglas International Airport continues to work closely with our federal, state and local partners regarding the latest developments with COVID-19 coronavirus. Your safety and that of our customers and employees is our top priority. Resources to help you prepare for your travels and up-to-date information from our partners appear further down on this page.
Charlotte Douglas follows directions from federal, state and local health officials and is prepared to initiate additional protocols, if requested. We will provide information and updates to this page as it becomes available.
The Airport has an Airport Communicable Disease Response Plan (Plan). The Airport’s Plan is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and provides the basis for a multi-agency response to a public health disaster/emergency at the Airport. The Plan is reviewed and updated annually. Partners include Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office, Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Public Health, US Custom Border Protection, and Atrium Hospital System.
CLT has not been identified as an airport for advanced screening by the federal government, nor is the Airport identified as a CDC quarantine station.
How CLT is responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)
A full deep cleaning of the terminal public areas is conducted overnight daily and housekeeping staff perform clean up and wipe down of public areas during primary operating hours. The cleanings include thorough wipe downs of seating, handrails, elevators and other touch points. In addition, the Airport conducts electrostatic cleaning of restrooms in the terminal overnight daily and conducts routine clean up of restrooms during primary operating hours. All restrooms have multiple soap dispensers and handwashing areas. We also are implementing nightly deep cleaning of Airport shuttle buses.
The concessionaires operating at the Airport also conduct daily cleaning throughout their exclusively leased areas (restaurants and retail shops) and American Airlines (the primary air carrier at the Airport) conducts routine cleaning of its aircraft and exclusively leased areas. We are reviewing additional efforts and are prepared to implement them if, and when needed.
The Airport has medic and fire units on site who are trained as first responders and who can initiate appropriate medical and infectious disease protocols.
What you can do
The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings